Union Budget 2020 has proposed a new tax structure by slashing income tax rates

Income Tax Slab 2020-21



income Tax Slab Tax Rate
Up to Rs 2.5 lakh    NIL
Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh    5% (Tax rebate of Rs 12,500 available under  section 87A)
Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh    10%
Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh    15%
Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12.5 lakh    20%
Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh    25%
Rs 15 lakh and above    30%
  • The tax calculated on the basis of such rates will be subject to health and education cess of 4%.

  • Any individual opting to be taxed under the new tax regime from FY 2020-21 onwards will have to give up certain exemptions and deductions.

  • Here is the list of exemptions and deductions that a taxpayer will have to give up while choosing the new tax regime.

    1. Leave Travel Allowance (LTA)

    2. House Rent Allowance (HRA)

    3. Conveyance

    4. Daily expenses in the course of employment

    5. Relocation allowance

    6. Helper allowance

    7. Children education allowance

    8. Other special allowances [Section 10(14)]

    9. Standard deduction

    10. Professional tax

    11. Interest on housing loan (Section 24)

    12. Chapter VI-A deduction (80C,80D, 80E and so on) (Except Section 80CCD(2) and 80JJA)

    13. Without exemption or deduction for any other perquisites or allowances

  • Points to remember while opting for the new tax regime:

    1. Option to be exercised on or before the due date of filing return of income for AY 2021-22

    2. In case of a taxpayer having business income, the option once exercised can be withdrawn only once. Further, if the taxpayer withdraws the option, he will never be able to opt-in the option again.

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